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What If It's Grief?

When was the last time you felt an emotion and thought it was one thing, but it was actually something else?

Let me explain.

Before I began the Grief Recovery Method, I thought I only experienced a handful of emotions: anger, happiness, sadness, rage, annoyance, and frustration.

When I had the opportunity to reflect on my life and experiences, I was able to reveal so much more. Taking a look back, I experienced a bigger range of emotions than I thought.

For instance, when I reflected on an experience with my Mom that happened years ago, I used to say that I was just angry or mad about it. Digging deeper, I could also see that I was also disappointed, I felt betrayed, hurt, and pain. For that one particular experience, I came up with almost 25 other emotions (besides the ones I just listed)!

Going a little deeper, when it comes to our emotions, what if the feeling we have is actually something different? For years I would say I was "stressed out" but after going through the work, I now know that it’s really anxiety. I also used to say I feel "on edge" - now I know it's actually discouragement.

When we know exactly what the feeling is, then we can create solutions to do something about it.

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